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Adriana Mendes

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

Escape to Paradise is the ideal place for families and groups of friends.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Calheta Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A place to relax and enjoy nature.

This typical Madeira Cottage built in 1952 was renovated in 2007. It has lots of lovely details like paintings of the owner, knitted curtains and an old stone oven in the kitchen which can be used to make bread. It's these special details that turns this house an unique place.

The complete main house includes an apartment on the upper floor and the main house with room for 8/ 10 adults.

There are 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms in the main house. A sofa-bed is available in the TV room. A 4th bedroom on the upper floor in the cozy and spacious apartment.

The main house consists of two floors: downstairs you will find the rustic, cosy kitchen with a big stove and oven. There is a big table in the kitchen another even bigger table for up to 10 people outside the kitchen, on the covered terrace. Garden furniture and a mobile barbecue available. Over a steep staircase you reach the upper floor with the 3 bedrooms. All bedrooms with double beds. One bedroom with in suite bathroom ( shower). Another bathroom is shared by the two other bedrooms. A small living room ( TV room) offers a sofabed.

You can enjoy the panoramic view from the beautiful garden, relax in a hammock in the shade or on the sun terrace - read a book sitting on a stony bench in the garden, while enjoying the superb view over the Atlantic Ocean and the valley of Arco da Calheta. The house is ca. 300 m above sea level and located in a rural village called Arco da Calheta. There is a wonderful and beautiful garden with hundreds of different species of plants, ideal for people interested in nature. The place is very calm and quite where you can enjoy the noise of the silence and the singing of lovely birds.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Adriana Mendes (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

About Adriana Mendes

I'm a nature lover, therefore I enjoy going for walks through the Levadas and our beautiful mountains as you can see on the photo. I'm a school teacher, love reading and writing, gardening and above all travelling. I'm friendly and always willing to help my visiters.

Why Adriana Mendes chose Madeira

Once, one of my clients told me that my house has a soul! That was the best thing that I've even been told, because it is how I feel about my place. You just feel comfortable and relaxed with these peaceful sorroundings. It holds special significance to me, because I was born here and all my childhood and teens' years were spend in this house together wiht my family and so all this brings me good memories.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a wonderful holiday in Madeira. We were a party of ten so we rented two places. We rented this cottage in Calheta together with an apartment in Funchal. The owners of these two properties are friends so it all worked very well and I would recommend this combination for large groups. The cottage was really lovely. It was comfortable and equipped with all you would need for an enjoyable stay and had a very pretty garden with stunning views. The owner, Adriana, a local schoolteacher with excellent English was very welcoming and provided refreshments. We found it enormously relaxing here, sitting in the hammock looking down at the bay! The cottage had lots of character and was very cosy and quiet. It is also spotlessly clean. It would be great for couples and adult groups. I am not sure about suitability for young children or the disabled as the stairs are of the ladder type. We were 5 adults and it was perfect! We will definitely be going back and have no hesitation in recommending this cottage. We had a great stay!"(Irlanda)
Sep 2011
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Aeroporto de Santa Catarina
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cisco's bar
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Calheta Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located nearby some interesting points such as Calheta Beach, Art Centre-Casa das Mudas, Sugar Cane Factory ( where you can get our traditional Treacle cakes and world known sugar cane brandy)Paragliding Point in Achada de Sto Antão .

The nearest bar/snackbar and Minimarket disters 200 m away from the house. There is a restaurant nearby. The sand beach as well as a large supermarket disters around 3 Km. To get to the main city, Funchal, it will take around 38Km ( a trip of 35 minutes).

The Airport is 55km away from the village.


Rates & Availability

Calheta Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer Season
Jun 20 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $34

All Year: The weekly rate mentioned is for 2 adults-210 euros per week
All Year: Weekly rate for 8 adults-840 euros

For informations regarding larger groups please contact the owner
The payments are done through bank transferences.

No other additional rates or local tourist taxes.
For further information contact: 912752530

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Calheta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedrooms are comfortable, cosy and well decorated.
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
It's a vivacious space where you can enjoy contact with a tradicional environment. Further Details: Number of units- 1, Size in square metres- 500, Number of persons- 1 up to 10, Number of living rooms- 2, Number of bedrooms- 4, Number of bathrooms- 3. Features: Kitchen: Oven, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Hob, Toaster, Washing machine, Electric kettle, Coffee machine. Living: Heating, Cable TV, Sat.-TV, English programs, Sofabed. Sleeping and bathrooms: Double bed, Sofabed, Cot, Extra bed, Shower/WC, Hairdryer. Outside Space:, Garden, Terrace, Table & Chairs, Sunbeds, Seaview, Barbecue, Car space. Services: Linen, Towels, Weekly cleaning, End of rental cleaning.

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